Lieutenant Colonel Julie A. Craig


Commander of Warrior Transition Battalion

Lieutenant Colonel Julie A. Craig assumed command of the Warrior Transition Battalion – Joint Base Lewis-McChord on May 19, 2017. Her previous assignment was a small group instructor for the 100th Training Division (United States Army Reserve) at Fort Devens, Mass.

Lieutenant Colonel Julie A. Craig entered the Army from Norwich University in 1998 where she earned a bachelor’s of science in physical education. After commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in Air Defense Artillery, she attended Officer Basic Course at Fort Bliss, Texas. Following the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, Lieutenant Colonel Craig’s first assignment was the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas. There she served as a Platoon Leader, Tactical Director and Battery Executive Officer in the 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. Soon after her arrival to the battalion, she deployed to Operation Southern Watch in Saudi Arabia.

In 2001, Lieutenant Colonel Craig was assigned to 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment as a Battery Executive Officer in Osan Air Base, South Korea. In 2002, after attending the Air Defense Artillery Captains Career Course at Fort Bliss, Texas, she was assigned to the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Giebelstadt, Germany. She served as an Assistant Brigade S-3 during the Juniper Cobra exercise in Tel Aviv, Israel where the organization transitioned into real world operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Craig assumed command of C Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. After command and upon returning from Germany, she was assigned to the United States Army Human Resource Command (HRC) in Alexandria, Va., where she worked as an Assignment Officer for the Air Defense Artillery branch. In 2007, Lieutenant Colonel Craig was assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science in the Army ROTC program at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. In 2010, she deployed on a Military Transition Training Team in Baghdad, Iraq where she was the G5 Training advisor for the Iraqi Ground Forces Command.

In 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Craig transitioned from the active component to the United States Army Reserve. She served at the Battalion Executive Officer for 1st Battalion, 391st Regiment (Training Support). Other positions include an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Norwich University.

Lieutenant Colonel Craig is a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery officer basic and Air Defense Artillery Captains Career courses and the Army Command and General Staff College.

Her awards and decorations, include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service with oak leaf cluster Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with three numerals. Lieutenant Colonel Craig has been awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendations and the Parachutist Badge. She is a recipient of the Order of the Saint Barbara.

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